”If at some point you don’t ask yourself, ‘What have I gotten myself into?’ then you’re not doing it right.” -Roland Gau
That was exactly what I had to ask myself already after two weeks. I was going to spend three months in a city of less than 6 000 inhabitants located in the middle of the German countryside where I knew absolutely no one and the only reason for my stay was my internship in a local hotel. So yes, what had I gotten myself into.
Well like so very often also in this case the beginning was hard, then it got easier and in the end everything was good. Now after staying more than two months in this small BurgStadt of mine I can honestly say that despite the small difficulties it has all been worth it. During my work as a marketing assistant at the hotel I have learned so much new about hotel business, marketing and naturally also about Germany, its’ culture and the language. After all, improving my German skills was the reason why I decided to apply for a training in Germany in the first place.
On weekends when I usually don’t have to work, I have spent time exploring the state of Rhineland-Palanatine with my friends. In the photo above there is the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz and in the photos below are a waterfall on the Baybachklamm hiking trail and the famous castle Burg Eltz which I also had a chance to visit.
Less than three weeks and then my internship time here in Germany is unfortunately over. The experience has been amazing and I’m so in love with the country and the language (which I will one day speak fluently)! But before I have to leave I still have plenty of time to enjoy the tradition of Kaffee und Kuchen which is like designed for me.
Viele Grüße aus Deutschland!